What is Vertigo, Motion Sickness, and the Migraine Syndrome?
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"Whoa! The room started spinning again! I just caught myself in
time. I was walking into the kitchen and as I turned, it
happened. I closed my eyes as the room was whirling around. I've
been noticing this more lately.
Sometimes it lasts longer and I will even get sick on my stomach. There must be something wrong with my inner ear or brain. I am going to the doctor and ask him why do I feel this way?"
I can remember a patient that I treated in the early 1980's with
similar complaints. She also had a lot of neck symptoms. In
fact, on neck X-ray she had some worn out discs. Her vertigo
(room spinning and dizziness) were at the time her neck bothered
her the most.
I knew there was a correlation between the neck
hurting and the vertigo, but I could not figure it out. It was
not until years later when I finally understood what was
happening. Migraines, which can present as neck pain, can cause
vertigo and motion sickness. I was beginning to understand the
This person falls into the migraine syndrome profile. Let me
explain what I mean by the syndrome. It
is the outward expression of the body's sensitivity to light,
sound, smell, food, and/or stress. Some people are more
sensitive than others; therefore, their reactions to different
stimuli are greater.
This sensitivity can be manifested in the
body as migraines, sinus headaches, neck aches, palpitations,
irritable bowel syndrome, motion sickness or vertigo, reactive
hypoglycemia, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), panic
attacks, and/or fibromyalgia.
Now that's a mouthful!
Understanding what is going on with you is very important in the
About the author:
J. Wes Tanner, MD, is a family practice and headache specialist
who has been treating people for over 30 years. He has extensive
experience in treating migraines and fibromyalgia with excellent
success. In Doctor, Why Do I Feel This Way?, Dr. Tanner exposes
the secrets and myths about fibromyalgia and the migraine
syndrome. To find out more, go to http://www.migrainesyndrome.net
What is a Migraine?
It is estimated that up to 26 million Americans suffer from Migraine headaches and it is considered one of the top reasons for missed work and loss of production. Among these, 8 million suffer from debilitating pain every year. These attacks render them incapacitated to the point that they can no longer perform their daily activities.
In fact, about 60 million work days are collectively lost every year, costing the United States some 17 billion dollars because of the lost time and medical expenses. More women than men suffer from migraine.
A debilitating Migraine headache can last from 4 to 72 hours and can be accompanied by intense pain, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, vertigo, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. After affects of a migraine can leave the sufferer drained and without energy accompanied by a low grade headache with oversensitivity to light and sound and can last for another 24 hours.
Most Migraine headaches sufferers cannot identify what triggers the headaches and a long and varied list exists that differs with each individual. The same factors do not necessarily trigger a Migraine on a consistent basis either. Statistically, women are more prone to Migraines than men with claims that the decline in estrogen during menstruation is the trigger and the onset can begin immediately to a few days delay.
Though all migraines are headaches, all
headaches are not migraines. There can be many causes like high
blood pressure, cervical spondylosis and poor eyesight being a
few. So every one with headaches should not think he is
suffering from migraine.
The broad criterion of diagnosis is if
you have two or more of the following symptoms during a attack
it is probable you are suffering from migraine
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